Food and Drink Business: CSIRO has become the first Australian member of the Global Food Traceability Centre which was launched in 2013 to implement food traceability across global networks and supply chains.

CSIRO’s research leader for food safety, Dr Kari Gobius, said food traceability wasn’t just about helping manage a food safety emergency or product recall, though it could significantly reduce costs if it did happen.

“Traceability also has less obvious but proven economic benefits such as improved risk management, supply chain efficiencies and confidence, inventory accuracy, brand reputation and access to new markets and customers,” Gobius said.

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